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Duke of Rutland

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The arms of Manners, Dukes of Rutland

The Duke of Rutland is a title in the Peerage of England[1] named for Rutland, a county in the East Midlands. Earldoms named after Rutland have been created twice in history. The ninth earl of the second creation was made a duke in 1703. The surname of the present duke's family is "Manners". The heir to the title is known as the Marquess of Granby. Other titles: Marquess of Granby (1703), Earl of Rutland (1525), Baron Manners of Haddon (1679) and Baron Roos of Belvoir (1896). The Duke of Rutland is allowed to be addressed as His Grace. The traditional family seats are Haddon Hall in Derbyshire and Belvoir Castle in Leicestershire.[2]

List of Dukes[change | change source]

The 10th Duke in 1981
  • John Manners, 1st Duke of Rutland (1638–1711), only son of the 8th Earl
  • John Manners, 2nd Duke of Rutland (1676–1721), son of the 1st Duke
  • John Manners, 3rd Duke of Rutland (1696–1779), eldest son of the 2nd Duke
    • John Manners, Marquess of Granby (1721–1770), eldest son of the 3rd Duke, predeceased his father
    • John Manners, Lord Roos (1751–1760), eldest son of Lord Granby, died young
  • Charles Manners, 4th Duke of Rutland (1754–1787), second son of Lord Granby
  • John Henry Manners, 5th Duke of Rutland (1778–1857), eldest son of the 4th Duke
    • George John Henry Manners, Marquess of Granby (1807), eldest son of the 5th Duke, died in infancy
    • George John Frederick Manners, Marquess of Granby (1813–1814), second son of the 5th Duke, died in infancy
  • Charles Cecil John Manners, 6th Duke of Rutland (1815–1888), third son of the 5th Duke, died unmarried
  • John James Robert Manners, 7th Duke of Rutland (1818–1906), fourth son of the 5th Duke
  • Henry John Brinsley Manners, 8th Duke of Rutland (1852–1925), eldest son of the 7th Duke
    • Robert Charles John Manners, Lord Manners (1885–1894), elder son of the 8th Duke, died young
  • John Henry Montagu Manners, 9th Duke of Rutland (1886–1940), younger son of the 8th Duke
  • Charles John Robert Manners, 10th Duke of Rutland (1919–1999), eldest son of the 9th Duke
  • David Charles Robert Manners, 11th Duke of Rutland (b. 1959), eldest son of the 10th Duke

The heir apparent is Charles John Montague Manners, Marquess of Granby (b. 1999), elder son of the 11th Duke

References[change | change source]

  1. Charles R Dod, The Peerage, Baronetage, and Knightage of Great Britain and Ireland (London: Whittaker & Co., 1841), p. 40
  2. Frank Halleday Cheetham, Haddon Hall, Being Notes on the Architecture and History, for the Use of Visitors (Bakewell: "High Peak News" offices, 1899), pp. 72–73